Asmita Murumkar

Asmita Murumkar
The Ohio State University

Asmita Murumkar is an Assistant Professor - Ecosystems Services field specialist in the Department of Extension at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Her research and outreach areas include field- and watershed-scale modeling of hydrology, water quality, and soil health, agroecosystem resilience, ecosystems services, farmer-friendly decision tools, climate change and land cover land use change, application of remote sensing and GIS in agriculture, and carbon credits and markets. Her research focused on  

  • Assessing the impacts of different agricultural best management practices (BMPs) on ecosystem services (such as carbon sequestration, soil health, and water quality) under current and future climate.
  • Farm-to-watershed scale decision tools such as
    • USDA Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF) for locating in-field and edge-of-field conservation practices,
    • NRCS Stewardship Tool for Environmental Performance (STEP) for informing payment for ecosystem services (soil carbon, greenhouse gas emissions, water quality, etc.,),
    • Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model for evaluating effects of Ag conservation practices on water quality and soil health,
    • NOAA’s Ohio Applicator Forecast tool for managing farm nutrient applications based on forecasted risk of runoff.